Bethany House is a composite of residential options for women and
children who are caught in the crisis of homelessness. Bethany defines
its mission as a response to its belief that each person deserves and
needs adequate food, clothing, and shelter, provided in a nurturing and
Bethany House exists to strengthen and assist those women and children
from Long Island who are deprived of the basic resources required for
natural and healthy growth and development. Bethany House seeks to
provide a homelike atmosphere wherein shelter, care, and comprehensive
services combine to encourage the individual or family to attain
self-sufficiency and restore human dignity.
To achieve this end, Bethany House:
- Employs a multi-services approach of supportive counseling, family
life education and specific programs to those made vulnerable to crisis.
- Advocates and networks with other agencies to obtain needed services and benefits for those in its care.
- Creates opportunities for change on the individual case level, and
acts to effect broader change on the systemic level when recurring
social problems are presented.
- Seeks to educate and involve the community at large in a concerted
effort to prevent homelessness when possible, and to respond effectively
to it when preventive efforts fail
Bethany House is committed to work to assure and protect the dignity
and individual worth of each person, particularly that of the women and
children who have been deprived of the basic right to shelter.